Columbus Theft


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Today’s Midweek Special focuses on a Robbery which took place in Columbus.

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 7:18pm, the suspects, a male and a female, parked a silver Mercedes in front of a business. The male suspect entered the business and attempted to purchase cigars using his girlfriend’s ID photocopied to a sheet of paper. The clerk advised he was prohibited from selling tobacco without a valid ID. The male exited but returned with his girlfriend. They demanded cigars and the female tossed money on the counter. The clerk explained that he could not legally sell tobacco without a valid ID. The male became upset and pushed his way behind the counter, taking a pack of cigars. The clerk demanded the return of the stolen property and was knocked to the ground by the suspect. The female took the pack of cigars from her boyfriend, crushed them in her hand and threw them back at the clerk. The couple exited the business together and drove away.

A surveillance photo of the suspects may be viewed on our website,

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime.  Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at and e-mail your tip. You may also submit a tip by downloading our new free P3 Tips mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms. We are no longer taking tips via text message.

All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. Crime Stoppers does not use Caller ID or record telephone conversations.  A special coding system protects the identity of the caller.  Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony.  Information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors.  For more information on Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, visit our website at

Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.  Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime.  Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Central Ohio Crime Stopper’s, Inc., P.O. Box 16038, Columbus, OH 43216-6038.